Our outdoor education course is delivered as both a dual qualification in conjunction with the Certificate IV in Guiding as well as a stand-alone traineeship.

If you’d like to choose your own outdoor adventure, our Certificate IV in Outdoor Education is an ideal choice for you. You will open up career pathways to outdoor recreation, outdoor education, teaching, sports management, exercise science, tourism and international guiding through this course. Your potential employment settings include the corporate world, education and private enterprise. 

To prepare you for the demands of the industry, our course focuses on outdoor activity training to both guide and instructor levels. You will learn specific skills in areas including bushwalking, canoeing, snow sports, rafting, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, risk management, navigation and trip planning. Develop the capabilities required to plan and deliver an outdoor recreation program for a wide range of clients.

Make the most of our vast network of supportive employers, industry bodies and employment opportunities to gain practical industry experience and become ‘job ready’ before you finish your course. Gather on-the-job experience and further develop your guiding techniques within placements in different workplace settings. This way you’ll position yourself for the best possible employment opportunities.

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National Code SIS40313
Study Areas Sport & Recreation
Study Level Traineeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
Traineeship: 12 months

Course Type Traineeship
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,762.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $752.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,042.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,072.80
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 12 months (a combination of week-long field trips and class days on-campus up to 4-5 days a week)

Traineeship options available

Lilydale

You must be 18 years of age.  

Entry into this qualification without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not recommended.

TRAINEESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for a traineeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation, Diploma of Sports Development, Diploma of Fitness or the Diploma of Events.  You may also apply for the Bachelor of Education (Outdoor Education) or the Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Studies and Exercise Science at a university. 

Direct entry and VTAC or via your employer

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for roles such as:

  • outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
  • outdoor instructor
  • site manager
  • camp facilitator
  • specialist activity instructor
  • tour guide

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation – 31 units (15 core and 16 electives). 

Certificate IV in Guiding – 17 units (11 core and 6 elective)

When completeing the dual full-time program there are two units common to both courses, so in total you will study 46 units (25 core, 21 electives). 

Code

Title

Hours

SISXIND404A PROMOTE COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES 15.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisational operations. The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisational systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote business compliance.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBWOR404B DEVELOP WORK PRIORITIES 40.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan one's own work schedules, to monitor and to obtain feedback on work performance and development.  It also addresses the requirement to take responsibility for one's own career planning and professional development.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

SISXRES403A USE RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY 12.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and use resources effectively. The unit includes assessing current use of resources; and planning, implementing and monitoring strategies to maximise the efficiency of resource usage.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

SISXEMR201A RESPOND TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS 18.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond appropriately in emergency situations, such as those caused by fire, accident or weather. The unit focuses on the application of organisational policies and procedures to maintain the welfare of participants in an activity in response to emergency situations.

SISXOHS402A IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES 12.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational OHS system.

SISXEMR402A COORDINATE EMERGENCY RESPONSES 20.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate a response to an emergency situation according to an organisation’s policies and procedures. The unit focuses on assessing emergency situations, implementing an emergency action plan, and coordinating a prompt and effective response

SISOODR302A PLAN OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES 35.0

SISOODR404A MANAGE RISK IN AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY 25.0

SISOODR405A DEVELOP AND COORDINATE PROGRAMS INCORPORATING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 15.0

SISOOPS306A INTERPRET WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE FIELD 20.0

SISOOPS407A APPLY SEARCH AND RESCUE SKILLS 25.0

SISXCCS404A ADDRESS CLIENT NEEDS 10.0

SISXIND405A CONDUCT PROJECTS 15.0

SISXRES402A SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 10.0

SISOOPS202A USE AND MAINTAIN A TEMPORARY OR OVERNIGHT SITE 10.0

SISOBWG404A APPLY RIVER CROSSING SKILLS 10.0

PUAOPE002B OPERATE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT 30.0

SITTPPD003 COORDINATE AND OPERATE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ACTIVITIES 70.0

SITTGDE007 RESEARCH AND SHARE GENERAL INFORMATION ON AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURES 80.0

SISONAV201A DEMONSTRATE NAVIGATION SKILLS IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT 10.0

SISOABL402A FACILITATE ADVENTURE-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES 25.0

SISOCRP301A CONDUCT A LOW ROPES SESSION 15.0

SISOCRP403A SUPERVISE A LOW ROPES SESSION 15.0

SISOCNE202A PERFORM DEEP WATER RESCUES 20.0

SISOCNE303A APPLY CANOEING SKILLS 20.0

SISOBWG302A APPLY INTERMEDIATE BUSHWALKING SKILLS 20.0

SISONAV302A APPLY NAVIGATION SKILLS IN AN INTERMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT 15.0

SISOBWG412 INSTRUCT BUSHWALKS IN AN INTERMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT 30.0

SISOCNE306A INSTRUCT CANOEING SKILLS ON FLAT AND UNDEMANDING WATER 20.0

TAEDEL301A PROVIDE WORK SKILL INSTRUCTION 40.0

HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18.0


Last updated: July 12, 2019 02:15pm